USS Gyatt (DE-550)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Gyatt.
Career
Name: USS Gyatt
Namesake: Private Edward E. Gyatt (1921-1942), a U.S. Marine and Silver Star recipient
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (3 m)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp; 2 propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi. (12,000 km) @ 12 kt
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament: 2 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 guns (2×1)
4 × 40 mm AA guns (2×2)
10 × 20 mm AA guns (10×1)
3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
8 × depth charge projectors
1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
2 × depth charge tracks

USS Gyatt (DE-550) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Plans called for Gyatt to be built at the Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts. The contract for her construction was cancelled in 1944 before construction could begin.

The name Gyatt was reassigned to the destroyer USS Gyatt (DD-712).

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